Governor’s rebate could be put to better use

To the Editor:

The $55 rebate offered by the governor is ridiculous. While I don’t mind getting some of my money back, $55 will just about buy you a $1 menu item per week at McDonald’s.

I think a better use of this money is in luring good paying, not retail, jobs to the state. In the 1970s and 80s, Connecticut lured quite a number of corporate headquarters. These headquarters had skilled decent paying jobs.

In fact, in 1979, my company (The Singer Co.) moved here from 30 Rockefeller Center to Stamford. This move — and no state tax — is one of the reasons why I relocated to Connecticut from New York. The corporate offices had good paying jobs usually with great benefits.

While many jobs required skills, there were opportunities for young people to be trained at entry-level positions, get tuition paid and work their way up. These are the kinds of jobs we should be trying to get here and not giving a $55 tax rebate. Use this money to lure companies so that our young people will have a reason to stay in Connecticut.

I am retired and I rather see the $55 help our young people than be able to buy a $1 menu item per week. If a $55 rebate is good for the economy then wouldn’t $550 be 10 times better?

Seems to me Malloy is attempting to buy votes. Let’s do what is good for the future not what people want to hear,

 

Sal Busciolano

Fairfield

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